• Super 30: How Edmond Santa Fe's Calvin Bundage transformed into state's top recruit

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    EDMOND — On a hot summer day two years ago, Cayman Bundage had his little brother broken and in tears, not in typical big brother fashion but as a mentor and workout partner. Bundage was back from his first season as an offensive lineman at Arizona. He was running two miles, but also dragging along Calvin Bundage, who was then about to enter his sophomore year as a short, pudgy baseball player who was turning away from football. “He’s crying,” Cayman Bundage said. “He said, ‘Man, I’m done. I ain’t running this,’ and then he ran inside.” It was that breaking point that led Calvin Bundage down a new path to prove people he could make it.

  • Edmond North’s Tre Evans decommits from OSU

    BY JACOB UNRUH Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Evans, one of the state’s top basketball recruits in the upcoming senior class, announced on his Twitter page that he was no longer committed to the Cowboys, a school he once said fit his up-tempo style of play.

  • Super 30: Jenks’ Dillon Stoner appears next in long line of local products turned Cowboy slot receivers

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Stoner — who stands 6-feet and 175 pounds — received double-digit scholarship offers from programs like Texas Tech, Arkansas and Washington State. But the Cowboys stood out for a number of reasons.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: 2016 guard Tre Evans decommits

    john helsley | Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Tre Evans announced, via Twitter, that he's no longer committed to Oklahoma State, saying that "My family and I have decided the best thing for me and my future is to reopen my recruiting." The guard, a senior to be, committed to the Cowboys in October and stood as OSU's lone commitment for the class of 2016. Back in October, Evans seemed sold on the Cowboys and their style of play, which he considered a fit for his own fast-paced play. “Ever since they offered me, I felt like our communication has been great," Evans told The Oklahoman at the time. "I felt like they needed me. I wasn’t just some other recruit. Then when I went on my visit last Friday, it just felt like home. It was a family

  • OSU football: Collinsville junior Levi Draper verbally commits to Cowboys

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Junior linebacker Levi Draper verbally committed to OSU, becoming the first commitment of the 2017 class. And he’s certainly a big catch.

  • Oklahoma basketball picks up guard commit Kameron McGusty

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Oklahoma thought it had a point guard for the 2016 class. Monday, Kameron McGusty gave the Sooners a commitment at the spot once again, when he announced that he intended to sign with OU. Truly blessed to say I have committed to the University of Oklahoma.. Feels good to be a sooner #boomersooner pic.twitter.com/Z3Qh9ldB4v — Kameron McGusty (@KamMcgusty) July 20, 2015 The 6-foot-5 Katy (Texas) Seven Lakes product also had offers that included Baylor, Indiana, Louisville and Texas. West Linn, Ore., product Payton Pritchard, whose father played at Oklahoma, was a longtime Sooners' commit before reopening his commitment earlier this

  • Super 30: How Lexington's Tyler Brown overcame tragedy to become highly recruited lineman

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    Brown is a 6-foot-6, 315-pound offensive lineman at Lexington who has verbally committed to TCU and is ranked No. 8 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 rankings of the state’s top recruits. Those accomplishments are remarkable considering he will be the first of his immediate family to attend college and the death of his father near the end of his freshman year nearly sent him into a downward spiral.

  • Super 30: Sooners commitment Jon-Michael Terry will switch to LB for senior year, career at OU

    BY JASON KERSEY Staff Writer jkersey@opubco.com | Published: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Terry, who committed to Oklahoma in February, is No. 9 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list of the best 2016 college football prospects in the state. He recorded 103 tackles and 20 sacks last season for Victory Christian as a defensive end and will move to inside linebacker this year.

  • Super 30: Jenks safety Austin Quillen's SEC opportunity a direct reflection of work ethic, playing style

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    At 6-feet and 195 pounds, Quillen wondered how far his talent might take him at the next level. Could he contend in what’s widely considered the nation’s top college football conference? “Looking at myself as an SEC player?” Quillen reflected. “That didn’t hit me until Vanderbilt offered.”

  • Super 30: Jeremy Lewis no longer a hidden prospect in Lone Grove

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Coaches from programs in all parts of the country have either called or been in to see the 6-foot-2, 200-pound running back, who has nine offers so far, Nebraska, Tulsa, Ohio and Wyoming among them.

  • Edmond Santa Fe's Calvin Bundage named to Butkus Award watch list

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Edmond Santa Fe senior Calvin Bundage was named to the annual Butkus Award watch list for the high school award given to the nation's top linebacker on Tuesday. You can view the full list here. Bundage, who played safety for Edmond Santa Fe last season, is regarded as one of the state's top recruiting prospects. It's likely he will play linebacker at the college level. He has a total of 14 scholarship offers, including Arkansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Oregon. He also has an offer from Arizone, where his older brother Cayman is an offensive lineman. In nine games as a junior, Calvin Bundage recorded 81 tackles and a sack.

  • Super 30: Stillwater's Jordan Brown has humble personality, big talent

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    STILLWATER — Jordan Brown is not the stereotypical star receiver roaming the sidelines demonstratively demanding the ball. He’s certainly had opportunities throughout his high school career at Stillwater to demand the ball be thrown his way. Each season, the Pioneers have lost their starting quarterback to a season-ending injury. Each time, the passing game has suffered and so has Brown, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound nearly unstoppable force. But Brown hasn’t voiced a negative opinion as he’s shown a remarkable humbleness along with his big-time talent that has propelled him to No. 13 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 rankings of the state’s top college recruits.

  • Super 30: Kyle Mayberry is a big talker, but he backs it up

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Mayberry, No. 14 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings for the class of 2016, appreciates his coach not trying to harness that personality, assuming it doesn’t hurt the team.

  • Oklahoma State football: 2016 quarterback commit Nick Starkel misses cut at Elite 11 finals, but gains something more

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    A former Super Bowl winning quarterback said he might be among the best pure passers in the history of the Elite 11, the nation’s premier invite-only quarterback camp since 1999. High praise from Trent Dilfer to 2016 Oklahoma State commit Nick Starkel. But as night fell Saturday on the final day of camp at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., and the 18-member quarterback class was cut to a true Elite 11, Starkel failed to make the cut; despite climbing the leaderboard early in the six-day camp and surpassing prospects with more recruiting stars.

  • Super 30: Versatility, size make Norman North's Quan Hogan valuable

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Hogan, who comes in at No. 15 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings for the 2016 class, is the most versatile of the state’s elite running backs.

  • Super 30: Casady's Max Wariboko-Alali making own way with commitment to Iowa

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Wariboko-Alali is most certainly his own man now around Casady after watching Josh go through a strenuous recruiting process that resulted in him signing with UCLA in February.

  • Report: Oklahoma State basketball reaches out to top 2016 forward Thon Maker

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    Oklahoma State basketball is reportedly targeting a major difference-maker in the Class of 2016. Remember the name Thon Maker. The 7-foot forward would be the Cowboys' biggest recruiting coup since Marcus Smart, and ESPN recruiting insider Jeff Borzello says that Travis Ford and Co. have reached out to the 18-year-old Sudan native. Kentucky, Florida St. and Oklahoma State are among schools to reach out to Thon Maker since move to 2016. Arizona St., Indiana in there too. — Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) July 9, 2015 Maker was planning earlier this year to move up to the Class of 2015 so he could get into college ball early, but in April decided

  • OU basketball recruit Payton Pritchard decommits from Sooners

    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    OU lost a longtime commitment Monday night, as Class of 2016 point guard Payton Pritchard (West Linn, Ore.) decommitted from Sooners. Pritchard, ranked No. 46 in the Rivals 150 for 2016, pledged to OU, his parents' alma mater, in November . The 6-foot-2, 180 pounder was OU's first commitment in the Class of 2016. Pritchard has offers from Arizona State, Gonzaga, Indiana, and Wisconsin, among others.

  • Super 30: Lawton Eisenhower's Rico Bussey is heart of rebuild

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Bussey did what was expected last season, accounting for 1,200 yards despite Lawton Eisenhower turning to the Wildcat formation for four games when quarterback Bentley Bross was injured.

  • Super 30: Heritage Hall's Luther Harris trimming weight in effort to further career

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Harris was up to almost 390 pounds following offseason surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. As a freshman, he was playing both offensive tackle and defensive tackle at 330 pounds.